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Unread 10-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
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In that price range, your only other legit tire would be the Falken Wildpeaks which are actually superior in tread design compared to the BFG's (out-dated). I was very close to buying them, so I did a lot of research. The Falkens have great traction in rain and are equal to BFG's in winter conditions. They also will clean out better in mud... just look how the tread blocks line up. Another thing to consider is sidewall strength. The wildpeaks are near bulletproof, just search on youtube. Very impressive. They are a heavier tire and are harder to balance on some occasions. I feel the performance outweighs how heavy they are.
He is talking about the ruged Terrain which is bfg new tire that is close to the falken tread. Not the bfg all Terrain. Which I do agree is an out dated design.

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Unread 10-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #17
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Normally I would just blow off tire guy talk as well, but the group I was talking to was fairly knowledgeable about jeeps. Several of them were Jeep owners, and while mine was up on the lift we talked jeeps for a bit.

Ultimately, there are a lot of competent tire companies. Most of them make some good tires, some so-so, and a few they are not extremely proud of. We see this in every brand related discussion on the forum. What I find sad is people going nuts if someone recommends a brand they had a bad experience with or doesn't support one they like.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #18
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Normally I would just blow off tire guy talk as well, but the group I was talking to was fairly knowledgeable about jeeps. Several of them were Jeep owners, and while mine was up on the lift we talked jeeps for a bit.

Ultimately, there are a lot of competent tire companies. Most of them make some good tires, some so-so, and a few they are not extremely proud of. We see this in every brand related discussion on the forum. What I find sad is people going nuts if someone recommends a brand they had a bad experience with or doesn't support one they like.
You can listen to whomever you'd like, but the point that you seem not to be getting is that the Falkens have been proven in much tougher circumstances than you or your tire guys will ever see.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #19
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I get what you are saying. I don't even disagree with it. I'm just not going to waste any more time or thread trying to explain it to you.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 02:06 PM   #20
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I was pretty set on the falkens before reading this thread...and just for the record, my tire guy (also a jeeper) had nothing bad and everything good to say about them. As well as noting, unsolicited, every single downfall to the Goodyear mtr that I have personally noticed...which people on here seem to rave about.

So, you know, opinions are opinions...

Pricewise, my local shop has given me a quote for buy 3, get one...$700 and change, iirc.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #21
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He is talking about the ruged Terrain which is bfg new tire that is close to the falken tread. Not the bfg all Terrain. Which I do agree is an out dated design.
Gotcha, well its hard to say about those since they were just released. I've seen them on campus on a smaller Tacoma. They look cool but they're more like an all-season rather an all-terrain. The Falkens have an 18/32" tread depth in most sizes. I wouldn't put that in the same category as the rugged-terrain.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #22
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Kenda-Klev...6ed3b0&vxp=mtr
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Unread 10-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #23
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Just based on Kendas quality of mountain bike tires, I would never put them on my Jeep
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Unread 10-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #24
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Have u tried Craigslist?
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Unread 10-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #25
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so I did a little more looking around.. and the treadwright guarddogs did get my attention.. I do understand that they are retreads and what that entails.. So I was wondering, any personal experience with those?? Also, every tire will have their horror stories, so I am taking everything mentioned with as open a mind as possible..
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Unread 10-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #26
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also, I have not and will not try craigslist, ebay, or anything like that.. it's too risky to justify what I would save..
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Unread 10-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #27
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Bought tires from craigslist... pair of BFG's. Drove with them at 40 psi (my fault). The dryrot and over inflation caused them to blow out. I was going 60 on Rt 80. Almost crashed. The tread took out my whole rear corner. Look for pics in my build thread. Anyways the Treadwrights are alot more reliable than you think. I would definitely look into them.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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Decided to go with the treadwrights... just have to wait 5 to 6 weeks for matching cores.. Thanks for all the help..
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Unread 10-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #29
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Decided to go with the treadwrights... just have to wait 5 to 6 weeks for matching cores.. Thanks for all the help..
Post stome pics and your opinion on them once their installed. Might help out other jeepers.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #30
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I've learned to pass most of the "tire guy" stories as BS. When I just got my KM2's mounted, they aired all of them up to 40 psi Also, if you read my first post, you'll see I referenced you towards youtube. There you can find footage of John Currie piloting his stock-modified class TJ on Falken Wildpeaks through one of the toughest offroad races in the country... King of Hammers. The only changes they made to the tire were some additional grooving. That rig ended up taking first in its class and I think the unlimited class as well, which is very impressive in my eyes.
Oh that's it huh? So it's a totally different tire really.
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